Be nice to me and I’ll be nice to you (ebooks) February 25, 2012Posted by claudio in Uncategorized.
Tags: DRM, ebook, o'reilly, onyx
I love it when I get a fair deal in this greedy digital world. Paying twice for the same content is something I really dislike.
Besides the content, I like chromatic’s way of doing business: you can freely download the DRM-free pdf of his book (Modern Perl) even if you don’t buy a hard copy. Guess what, I bought the book the day it came out.
Although O’Reilly does make you pay for the electronic content of a printed book you already own, they give you a very fair deal: “Upgrade to the electronic version of any print book you’ve registered at oreilly.com, for just $4.99”.
I just got the DRM-free digital version of 5 O’Reilly paper books I already own and I don’t feel cheated at all. Be careful though not to mix offers like the 5$ book “upgrade” the half price for new releases of books you own. In this case you’ll pay half price of the full ebook price instead of the 5 $.
This is how you make customers happy. Treat me with respect and I won’t mind sending some money your way once in a while.